yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ˈyō-gə \

Definition of yoga 

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation

2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote physical and emotional well-being

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Other Words from yoga

yogic \ˈyō-​gik \ adjective often capitalized

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Whether that's the training side, the yoga, the clubs, the tournament, the weight room. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Powerhouse Hoops opens new basketball mecca in Phoenix," 10 July 2018 Hellberg said starting the goat yoga business is coming at the right time for her. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "Goat yoga — yes, this is a thing — coming to Oswego," 17 May 2018 Only excellent cuisine, various water sports from scuba diving to sailing, and land sports from tennis and game rooms to Pilates and yoga. Sunhee Grinnell, Vanities, "Inside Amanyara, a Peaceful Sanctuary in Turks and Caicos," 15 May 2018 Similar to how a yoga class works, each instructor has their own way of creating the flow of a sound bath. Nicole Dellert, Allure, "I Tried a Sound Bath — Here's What This Meditative Practice Is Really Like," 24 Oct. 2018 The current fitness center is in a cottage overlooking a walled garden, and offers yoga classes and private training from James Duigan’s wellness company, Bodyism. Jo Rodgers, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside the U.K.'s Most Anticipated Hotel Opening This Summer," 31 Aug. 2018 The refurbished gymnasium hosts basketball games, yoga classes, and job training sessions. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Buffalo elementary school gets second life as solar-powered community hub," 19 July 2018 Many offer game nights and yoga classes and allow people to work on their laptops or bring their dogs. Lisa J. Huriash, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Something to drink about: North Miami Beach looking to create a microbrewery district," 3 July 2018 There will also be face-painting, crafts, live music, yoga classes and food. Shelia Poole, ajc, "Things to do in and around Atlanta this weekend, June 1- 3," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of yoga

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yoga

Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke

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The first known use of yoga was in 1785

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yoga

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yoga

: a system of exercises for mental and physical health

Yoga : a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind

yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ˈyō-gə \

Medical Definition of yoga 

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation

2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being — see hatha yoga

Other Words from yoga

yogic \-​gik \ adjective

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